… that today is First U.S. Earth Satellite Day? Explorer I, the first U.S. earth satellite, was put into orbit around the earth on this day in 1958. It was the first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, returning data until its batteries ran out after nearly four months. It entered Earth’s atmosphere and burned up on March 31, 1970, after more than 58,000 orbits.
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“You don’t need a new year or a new day to start over. You only need a new mindset.”
— Hazel Hira Ozbek